NIOSH offers guidance on reducing manufacturing injuries

May 13, 2010

NIOSH recently posted information on reducing injuries and fatalities from contact with objects (.pdf file) and falls (.pdf file), both of which are among the leading causes of death for workers in the manufacturing sector.

To help NIOSH reach its strategic goals for reducing manufacturing injuries related to contact with objects, the agency advised employers to compile information on machine-related incidents, develop and improve manufacturing equipment and training programs, and adopt design recommendations.

For falls, NIOSH recommends applying research findings; disseminating information; and developing a database on occurrences, causes and interventions for fall protection.